Hallmark airs film
scripted by 1995 grad


A made-for-television film featuring a screenplay written by School of Communications alum Jennifer Smith ('95) premiered during prime-time on Mother's Day on the Hallmark Channel.

"Audrey's Rain" stars Jean Smart (an actress who has appeared in the TV series "Designing Women" and "Frasier," and many movies) as a woman who puts her life on hold to raise her deceased sister's children. In the midst of these demands, a long-lost love (real-life husband/actor Richard Gilliland) comes into her life again.

Smith, who is currently employed as a sales associate at the ABC Radio Network in the Los Angeles area, wrote the film with her sister, Kate, a waitress in Albuquerque, N.M. Smith had set a goal for herself to sell a script before she reached the age of 30 - she made her goal seven months before her June 7, 2003, deadline.

The film script was purchased in November, and the movie went into production in January. It's part of the Hallmark Channel's push to complete 24 movies in 24 months, she explained. The sisters have been collaborating on several more scripts they hope to see successfully sold and produced.



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